HC Deb 03 December 1984 vol 69 c17W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultations he is planning to have regarding possible imposition of value added tax on books, newspapers and periodicals; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hayhoe

Ministers have received a large number of representations on this subject from interested trade associations, other organisations and individuals and a number of meetings have been held or are planned; in other cases requests for meetings are being considered. I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Dorset, North (Mr. Baker) on 15 November at column322.